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Vice President Reflects on His World Trip — On Background

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· Story link For nine days, a small pool of reporters followed Vice President Cheney across seven countries. Finally, he…

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For nine days, a small pool of reporters followed Vice President Cheney across seven countries. Finally, he agreed to a group interview, with one small condition: The interview would be “on background” and all had to agree in advance to identify him only as a Senior Administration Official. Indeed, Cheney was identified in the official transcript of the interview as an SAO, even when he was quoted in the first person. (3/1/07)